Tuesday - 05/04/21
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Cheney faces criticism from within her own party for calling out Trump

  • Rep Liz Cheney (R-WY) has dismissed former President Trump’s recent claim that he would have won the 2020 election had it not been for “fraudulent” votes
  • Cheney has continued to push back on Trump’s baseless claims regarding fraud during the 2020 election and was only one of 10 Republicans to vote to impeach the former president for “incitement of insurrection” following the deadly riot at the Capitol on January 6
  • Cheney’s direct criticism of Trump has resulted in some House Republicans accusing her of dividing the party and distraction from their goals. Some have warned that Cheney could face a vote to oust her from her spot in the House


Australia's India travel ban criticized

  • Starting this week, any Australian arriving in the country from India faces fines and possible prison time of up to 5 years
  • This policy came into effect as the country banned all flights from India until May 15th
  • The policy marks the first time that Australians could face potential criminal charges for returning to their country
  • There are approximately 9,000 Australians in India, 600 of whom are categorized as vulnerable 


Intel invests $3.5B in New Mexico plant upgrade

  • Intel has announced a $3.5 billion upgrade to a chip manufacturing plant in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. This investment comes in addition to $20 billion that the company is investing to build two new facilities in Arizona
  • Intel used to be a chipmaking leader for decades, but fell behind Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. in recent years
  • Investing in new chipmaking plants called fabs is part of Intel’s effort to restore its competitiveness under new CEO Pat Gelsinger


Epic Games and Apple court battle begins this week

US 🦅

White House increases refugee cap

  • The White House has raised the refugee cap to 62,500 which saw President Biden stick to his original plan to increase the cap from Trump-era levels
  •  The administration also announced that of the 62,500 slots, 22,000 would be allocated to refugees from Africa, 13,000 to those from the Middle East and South Asia, 6,000 to those from East Asia, 4,000 to those from Europe and Central Asia, 5,000 to those from Latin America and the Caribbean, and the remaining 12,500 would be unallocated
  • The president warned the country that the cap would not be hit this year as it would take time to rebuild the infrastructure needed to accept and support tens of thousands of refugees


The dire situation of Covid-19 hospitals in India

  • As the number of new Covid-19 cases continue to spiral out of control in India, the country’s healthcare system is being pushed well beyond its breaking point
  • Hospital beds, oxygen, and medical workers are in short supply with some Covid-19 patients dying in waiting rooms or outside overwhelmed clinics before having been examined by a doctor 
  • Only some Covid-19 patients managed to get admitted into one of the overburdened hospitals. Unfortunately, once inside the patients face an absence of medical care or supplies as other patients continue to die around them


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